|Do you hold on to scraps of fabric? Scraps that are too small to make a whole garment but it seems wasteful to just throw them away? Well then you might have a fabric hoarding problem... Which means you may be interested in entering this competition, or maybe you are looking for ways to use up the stash. Here are a few little tricks to use up some scraps, and since using up scraps seems so very earth friendly I made this one with nature as the inspiration.|
|Start with a pattern for whatever you will be creating (a top in this case) I cut off the bottom if the top.|
|Then I cut up the top bodice piece as I needed for the size of the fabric scraps I had.|
When you are cutting them out be sure to add in a seam allowance everywhere you will be connecting them back together.
|Then sew the pieces back together to recreate the pattern piece as if it were one whole piece.|
|Then like in this top sew the front and back pieces together. (along the solid lines)|
|Then sew the side seams of the bottom of the top. Sew it to the top.|
|Iron it on the the fabric. make sure it is stuck on well.|
It will make the fabric a little stiffer, as well as keeping stretchy fabrics from stretching, and it helps to keep most fabrics from fraying too much.
|Then from that fabric I cut out the shape I wanted this can be any shape you want obviously. I did a tree since I love trees and they bring out the nature of the look in a modern way.|
|Then you can stitch it on anyway you want but I like to use embroidery floss since it add another texture layer to the looks,|
|Then I added a few buttons to the top for a little extra detail and that's it.|
|Now your little one has a new top made from scraps. (but only you will know that)|
|Now go ahead and use up some scraps.|
(catch an episode of Hoarders and it may just encourage you to do it faster)